Aaron Judge crushed his Major League-leading 48th home run of the season, and Andrew Benintendi delivered a go-ahead hit as the Yankees held on for a 4-2 victory over the Mets on Tuesday night, completing a two-game sweep of the Yankee Stadium portion of the Subway Series.
Judge’s homer in the bottom of the fourth inning opened the scoring and sparked the Yankees’ offense as they added another run later in the inning on Oswaldo Cabrera’s bases-loaded walk. Before the fourth, the Bronx Bombers did not have a hit.
However, the 2-0 lead did not last too long. Starling Marte put the Mets on the board in the top of the fifth with an RBI single, and Jeff McNeil tied the game in the top of the sixth with a run-scoring double.
In the bottom of the seventh, Benintendi smoked an RBI single to put the Yankees back on top, 3-2. One batter later, Judge collected his second RBI of the night with a two-out single, giving the Yankees their two-run lead back.
The Mets had an opportunity in the top of the ninth to tie the game or take the lead as they loaded the bases with two outs against Clarke Schmidt, but Wandy Peralta came in and got Francisco Lindor to fly out to end the game.
Frankie Montas surrendered two runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings for the Yankees. Taijuan Walker got the ball for the Mets and gave up two runs over five innings.
The Yankees will head to Oakland to begin a four-game series with the Athletics on Thursday, while the Mets will open a four-game series at home against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.